Join clinical microbiology laboratory directors in discussing recent journal articles in clinical microbiology. Each month, a group of presenters will discuss 1-2 articles in depth. Journal clubs are held every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. 

This activity is free to ASM members. Join or renew now!

Next Session: New and Next in Clinical Microbiology Diagnostics —April 12, 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize gaps and unmet needs in currently available microbiology diagnostics.
  • Identity new technologies and/or testing modalities relevant to clinical microbiology practice.
  • Compare genotypic detection methods of beta-lactam resistance in Enterobacterales isolates.



  • Sarah Jung, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Scientific Director, Clinical Microbiology, Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Paul Luethy, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine.


  • Sophonie Jean, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology and Immunoserology Laboratories, Nationwide Children's Hospital​.

Discussion Panel

  • Elizabeth Garrett, Ph.D., Clinical Microbiology Fellow, University of Washington.
  • Nathan Ledeboer, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories and Froedtert Health, Milwaukee.
  • TBD.

Want To Present or Join the Discussion?

ASM is looking for experts in the clinical laboratory to present and discuss relevant journal articles for its Clinical Microbiology Virtual Journal Club.


  • One session commitment (1 hour).
  • Two to 5 hours per session.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Presenter:
    • Coordinate with the session coordinator to find a recent journal article on clinical microbiology (preferably open access or ASM).
    • Create a 15-minute (max) presentation on confirmed article.
    • Present during the live session held the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Discussion Panelist:
    • Read the 2 articles confirmed for the session you are assigned.
    • Participate in the live discussion during the second Tuesday of the month.


  • ASM membership required.
  • Preferred: a subject-matter expert in a clinical or public health lab, a laboratory director or a laboratory fellow.


Missed a past virtual journal club? Catch up by watching recordings on ASM Events Online.


Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,